Thursday, 31 December 2009

2010 Goals

Thursday, 31 December 2009
For obvious reasons I'm not going have any serious goals in 2010 other than to arrive at the other end of they year with my sanity intact but I do have some stash goals:

1. Buy nothing other than my current obligations (Baby Jane BOM, Tail Feathers BOM, SamSarah Alphabet Baubles, Just Nan Humbugs and PTP FOTM) or any supplies vital to the completion of a project

2. End the year with less WIPs than I started.

3. Work on making good progress on at least one of my BAPs.

And I obviously have my 'To Do' list of desired completions before the baby arrives (which, I have to say, is looking more and more unlikely!)

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Bag Number 1

Tuesday, 15 December 2009
So back in the summer, before I got pregnant and lost several months to excess sleeping, I picked up a bag pattern that both my Mum and MIL liked and they both picked the same fabrics for it. I promised my Mum hers for her birthday back in August which never happened (oops!) and I inteneded my MIL to have hers as a Christmas gift.

So here's the first bag which will be going to Greece for Christmas. My Mum is cool with the fact that she's still waiting but I do hope to get hers done too as I know if I leave it till after the baby comes she'll be lucky to get it before next August!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Tis the Season to be Jolly...

Monday, 14 December 2009
How much do I love Christmas?

I'm now on a serious countdown to fun stuff. This week is Lia's last week of school, or rather last four days at school as she finishes Thursday. Wednesday is the school Christingle Service so I'm going to that and then Thurdsay she finishes early so so do I. Then this Friday DH and I are off into London to see the musical Wicked and then on Saturday we're all going to the local Panto (Cinderella). Sunday if the weather is nice we're off to London again for a trip to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland.

And that's just this week!

Next week I'm only working Wednesday so Monday and Tuesday Lia and I will be doing Christmassy things and I have my next scan so she can come and see the baby too. I remembered this morning that I didn't share the fact that it's a boy this time. I'm sure you're all as excited as we are by that news LOL. Seriously though, Lia is over the moon as she was sure all along that's what it was and she was very righteous about it when we found out. There is absolutely no question it's a boy - he was lying there with his legs wide open showing himself off to the world!

One other exciting thing (for me anyway) I bought myself a brand new laptop at the weekend. The one I had been using was works and they kind of wanted it back because I no longer work from home once a week. I splashed out on a Dell Inspiron purely because I'm a girl and I wanted a red one! It's fantastic and I was busy playing whenever I could over the weekend.

In crafty news I finally got my finger out and did some this weekend. I finished Grandma's Thread Minder and the Jingle In the Tin biscornu. I also spent most of yesterday making my MIL a bag for her Christmas present so I'm feeling very virtuous! Pics will follow...

Monday, 7 December 2009

Is it a record?

Monday, 7 December 2009
On Saturday there was an attempt at the world record for 'the most trees planted by hand by any number of people in an hour' and DH and Lia took part.

We're still waiting to hear if it was actually a record as they are still collecting results but whatever happens the pair of them had fun and got EXTREMELY muddy LOL.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

December Goals

Tuesday, 1 December 2009
So, here's the updated 'to do before the baby comes' list. Anything in italics has been worked on during November. Anything finished is crossed off. But I guess you could work that out yourselves...

For the Baby

  1. Silly Safari Quilt - blocks and border all made, it just needs to be put together and quilted
  2. Alphabuddies quilt - quilt top made
  3. Slash and sew baby quilt - quilt top made
  4. Raggedy pram quilt - not started
  5. Stitched Noah's Ark baby quilt - lots of progress made
Christmas Gifts
  1. Bag - started
  2. New Baby Sampler - for my Great Niece, promised by Christmas
  3. Baby Quilt - for my Great Niece as a Christmas gift
  4. Winnie the Pooh quilted book - Christmas gift for my nephew, cut out
  5. Sue Hawkins book marker for teacher gift
  6. Sue Hawkins book marker for teacher gift
  7. Sue Hawkins book marker for my god daughter - started
To be done for Christmas
  1. Christmas Stocking - binding done on top
  2. Christmas Stocking - binding done on top
  3. Advent panel - not started
  4. Advent panel - not started
  5. Blue christmas quilt - started
  6. Red christmas quilt - started
  7. Christmas panel 1 - started last year, needs finishing off
  8. Christmas panel 2 - started last year, needs finishing off
For Stash Reduction
  1. Scream House - all the stitching done
  2. Plaid quilt - two blocks made
  3. Bag - a birthday present for my Mum last August
  4. Grandma's thread minder - stitching all done
  5. Jingle In the Tin - stitching all done
  6. Boo In the Tin - stitching all done
  7. Hop In the Tin - stitching all done
  8. Sue Hawkins pin cushion - stitching all done
  9. Flannel quilt for Lia - top made, layering and quilting to do
  10. Table topper - it's done other than finishing the quilting and sewing some binding

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